Ian Harnarine’s “Doubles with Slight Pepper” has been selected winner of the award for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. “Doubles with Slight Pepper” (Canada/Trinidad & Tobago/USA) centers on the relationship between a father and the son he left behind in Trinidad.
Description: Dhani’s father left him with little more than a street-food cart in Trinidad and a broken promise for a better life in Canada. Old wounds linger when the older man returns one Christmas with a request. Poetic dialogue and compelling characters shape this story of the contemporary immigrant experience. First-time writer/director Ian Harnarine delivers a truly authentic humanist portrait of a fractured family, through simple intimate storytelling.
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